Principal Advisor, Engagement and Communications

Rio Tinto
Paris, Île-de-France, FRA
Aug 06, 2022
Sep 05, 2022
Full Time
Principal Advisor, Engagement and Communications

Rio Tinto Closure EMEA
  • Be part of a global mining company with a strong focus on safety and ESG
  • Supporting engagement work for a diverse portfolio of closure and legacy sites across Europe
  • Location - France

About the role

All progress begins with pioneers. At Rio Tinto, it begins with you.

We are looking for a Principal Advisor, Engagement and Communications to support a broad range of activities across Rio Tinto's closure and legacy sites in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region (EMEA).

As the Principal Advisor, Engagement and Communications you will apply deep technical knowledge, expertise and experience to support delivery of engagement programmes and management, including but not limited to - strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, social risk and impact assessment.

Your role will work across diverse teams to develop, implement and maintain innovative, effective and simple solutions to deliver business objectives while ensuring compliance with company policies, standards, and applicable regulatory requirements. This exciting role will see you developing and maintaining close relationships with site leaders, peers and external stakeholders.

At Rio Tinto we recognize our impact and responsibility do not end when our operations cease. Considering closure in the way we design, build and run assets and seeking to create a consensus with stakeholders on a shared vision for the future is central to the work of our team. Our goal is to leave a positive legacy, delivering value for the Group and our stakeholders.

Reporting to the Rio Tinto Closure Communities and Social Performance General Manager you will:
  • Together with Asset Managers, develop, deliver and monitor engagement plans for the region
  • Support the Closure team to develop, maintain and monitor relationships with external stakeholders, including tactics to educate and inform stakeholders and the general public on Rio Tinto's activities in the region
  • Identify and plan opportunities for proactive engagement and communications to build awareness of Rio Tinto's strategic objectives and activities for closed assets in EMEA
  • Support awareness and deep understanding of social risk as part of integrated business risk management, ensuring identification and implementation of effective controls aimed at reducing risk and maximising opportunity
  • Manage research to build the social and economic knowledge base to inform key activities
  • Partner with Asset Managers and the Closure team to execute and manage social investments and other strategic partnership opportunities
  • Support leaders to implement and maintain comprehensive tracking and reporting mechanisms for engagements, commitments, complaints and incidents, and local CSP targets.
  • Support assurance, risk and governance requirements and engage on other CSP activities and projects as needed

What you'll bring
  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • Experience planning and delivering stakeholder engagement
  • Demonstrated influencing, project management, compliance, risk management and stakeholder engagement skills
  • The ability to collaborate, develop, engage and bring out the best outcome within a cross-functional team environment
  • A desire to see improvements in social performance and meet requirements now and into the future
  • A genuine desire to make a difference to the way we work with communities and stakeholders
  • Broad background working in either mining & resources, construction, facilities, utilities in an interfacing role
  • University degree(s) in Social Science or related field of study
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written in both French and English

What we offer

Be recognised for your contribution, your thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you've helped the world progress
  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • A competitive salary package with annual cash incentive awards for eligible employees
  • Career development & education assistance to further your ambitions
  • Access top tier family-friendly health and medical programs and pension plan
  • Wellbeing benefits
  • Generous Rio Tinto employee share program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Ongoing individual wellbeing support for you and your family for personal and professional matter
  • Leave for all of life's reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave)

About Rio Tinto

Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls 'progress' begins with a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.

For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers - generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress.

Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium - the world's first to be certified 'responsible' - helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world and explore the universe.

Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.

Where you'll be working

Rio Tinto Closure (RTC) safely transforms Rio Tinto's end of life mining, processing and infrastructure assets by developing innovative and sustainable solutions to leave a positive closure legacy. We collaborate with all parts of Rio Tinto to focus on maximizing post operational opportunities, de-risking and reducing the scale of closure liabilities and executing existing and near-term closures at optimal cost.

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome - they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.